Or, maybe not...
10.07.2011 - 10.07.2011 8 °C
I returned from Inverness (The smallest airport I have ever seen!) on Wednesday around 630. I ended up going to stay at one of my friend's houses for the night in Den Haag before departing on Thursday for Warsaw, Poland. I was set to leave at 6 pm and arrive the next day at 10:30. I got to the train station at 5:30 and waited for my train to get there. I hoped on the train to Utrecht, which would connect me to a train to Poland. But, a little over half way to Utrecht the train stopped abruptly. The conductor came on the speakers saying there was a fire ahead and the police needed to clear us before we went any further. So, we sat and waited. And waited. Then we were told we needed to turn around and go back to Den Haag. Fantastic.
So upon returning to Den Haag I got to stand in line at the international train desk to try to reroute. The only way I could make it to Poland was by leaving the next morning at 530 am.... 530 am. oi.
So I hoped on the next tram to my friends house and waited for him to get home from work. While sitting on the bench outside of his house it started sprinkling. Then pouring. Then hailing. So what to do? Find a bar, of course! I seeked shelter in the Buijs Cafe down the street to stay dry and drown my sorrows. Sounds like an oxymoron right? Well, it worked out pretty well. I got to shat to a delicious bartender, then hangout out with my heidi and adam before getting some grub and turning in for the night.
But, I was so paranoid I wouldn't wake up to my phone alarm that I didn't really sleep. Finally I got up and caught a cab to head to central station after just debating on walking there. But boy was I glad I took that taxi! It started hailing again!
So I caught my first train on time and switched to a different train in Amersfoort, about an hour train ride. Then hopped on the train to Berlin which was 5 hours. Then switched to a different station in Berlin which was twenty. Then waited an hour and a hal for the train to Warsaw. Then sat on that train for 7. Then waited for a bus ride that was 15 minutes. Then walked 15 minutes. So, now it is 1030 pm and I have only been here 15 minutes. Lets count that. 17 hours. Holy cow.
So since my schedule was messed up I need to try and see as much of Warsaw in less than a day. Tomorrow night I leave for Bratislava at 8pm. So I will be a busy bee tomorrow!
Wish me luck!